The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Microsoft Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solution Architect
Rank 608 617 609
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 45 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.041% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.044% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 6
Median daily rate £475 £550 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +8.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £550 £495
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52698 52839 51404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.71% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34350 32058 31435
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1506 2120 2116
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 41 £475 -13.63% 3
East of England +9 11 £525 -14.28%
Hertfordshire +15 10 - -
London +6 9 £556 +1.13% 1
Yorkshire - 9 £475 -
South East -14 5 £550 +4.76% 1
North Yorkshire - 5 £475 -
York - 5 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £475 -
Leeds - 5 £475 -
Birmingham +3 4 £413 -
Berkshire +3 4 £550 +4.76% 1
West Midlands -6 4 £413 -
City of London +36 2 £588 +6.81%
Bracknell -1 2 - -
Suffolk +1 1 £525 -4.54%
Reading -2 1 £550 +4.76%
South West -3 1 £425 -
North West -9 1 £525 +10.52% 1
East Yorkshire - 1 £475 -
Scotland - 1 - -
North East - 1 £475 -
Somerset - 1 £425 -
East Sussex - 1 £525 -
Durham - 1 £475 -
Taunton - 1 £425 -
Selby - 1 £475 -
Manchester - 1 £525 - 1
Hull - 1 £475 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Microsoft Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Microsoft Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (48.57%) CRM
3 27 (38.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 25 (35.71%) .NET
5 21 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 13 (18.57%) C#
7 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (14.29%) SaaS
8 10 (14.29%) PaaS
8 10 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 10 (14.29%) NHS
8 10 (14.29%) Finance
8 10 (14.29%) IaaS
8 10 (14.29%) Information Governance
9 9 (12.86%) TOGAF
9 9 (12.86%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (11.43%) Marketing
10 8 (11.43%) Open Source
10 8 (11.43%) MVC
10 8 (11.43%) Workflow
10 8 (11.43%) Oracle
10 8 (11.43%) Windows
10 8 (11.43%) SharePoint
10 8 (11.43%) SOA
11 7 (10.00%) Office 365
11 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (8.57%) .NET Framework
12 6 (8.57%) SQL

Microsoft Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 27 (38.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.43%) Aligne
4 1 (1.43%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.29%) IaaS
1 10 (14.29%) PaaS
1 10 (14.29%) SaaS
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.00%) Office 365
3 3 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) Firewall
1 1 (1.43%) LDAP
1 1 (1.43%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Marketing
3 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.86%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Advertising
5 1 (1.43%) French Language
5 1 (1.43%) Games
5 1 (1.43%) German Language
5 1 (1.43%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.43%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.71%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.86%) CSS
3 2 (2.86%) HTML
3 2 (2.86%) HTML5
3 2 (2.86%) jQuery
3 2 (2.86%) REST
3 2 (2.86%) SOAP
3 2 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (1.43%) Java EE
4 1 (1.43%) WCF
4 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) NHS
2 4 (5.71%) FMCG
3 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.86%) Android
3 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.86%) Linux
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (48.57%) CRM
2 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.29%) Information Governance
3 10 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 9 (12.86%) Technical Architecture
4 9 (12.86%) TOGAF
5 8 (11.43%) MVC
5 8 (11.43%) Open Source
5 8 (11.43%) SOA
5 8 (11.43%) Workflow
6 6 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (8.57%) OO
7 4 (5.71%) BPR
7 4 (5.71%) Case Management
7 4 (5.71%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.71%) Microservices
7 4 (5.71%) Presales
7 4 (5.71%) Project Management
7 4 (5.71%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.57%) C#
2 6 (8.57%) SQL
3 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.29%) Java
5 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) Degree
3 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) COBIT
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) DFS Replication
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.71%) Puppet
2 1 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.43%) Oracle
3 2 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (1.43%) Citrix
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